1992 Mazda Eunos Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Mazda Eunos 1.6i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

A good drive with a unique style

Faults:

Nothing as yet, a friend told me Mazda offer a five year paint warranty, however there are a few stone chips.

Hood needs love and attention.(I greased the zip with furniture polish).

General Comments:

I think the phrase sports car is used to widely here. The peugeot 1.6 205 GTI's are quicker.

It is, however, a seriously fun car that gets admiring looks form those not in the know. Get one for the summer 5-6k and you can't go wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2002

11th Oct 2002, 05:38

Since when have sports cars been all about speed? Just because a eunos isn't as fast as a peugeot 205 GTI doesn't mean it's not a sports car - but the peugeot certainly isn't!

22nd Oct 2002, 16:52

I agree with the first comment. I blew a Peugeot 205 away at the lights by using the hold button on my Automatic. Speed is relative.

11th Jun 2004, 18:59

As long as you've got light weight, two seats, direct steering and a nicely balanced rear wheel drive chassis, you can have more fun than in any front drive hot hatch, however good it is. I will admit Peugeot achieve astonishing things with front wheel drive, but it is, and always will be a compromise.

The Eunos/MX5 has all the essential ingredients of a sports car, and is so much more involving than any hot hatch. The essence of what a sports car is about, in that it begs you to drive it for the sake of it, and drive it hard.

14th Jun 2006, 11:43

Bought my '92 Eunos (2litre V6, auto) at 170,000km just over a year ago. Last owner had the trans fail on him (3rd one that failed in the car) and it was replaced with a '96 Telstar auto, no sign of any trouble. Only things that have been problematic were door seals failing, LH rear caliper seizing on-sticking handbrake lever bush in the caliper, not needing a complete overhaul at $800 as suggested by local brake shop!-leaking front rocker cover gasket ($50 at local Repco dealer and done myself) and failed front sway bar link, replaced at home for $45. Brilliant to drive long distances, gearbox needs to be in Hold around town, but on the road great to drive and very comfortable. Now at 225,000km and going well. 10km/litre a little thirsty, but overall worth it for the distance driven every week.

23rd May 2009, 14:19

I've had the 205 GTi and loved it, but I reckon I'd murder one on a country road in the Eunos. Bizarrely the only car that gave it a run for it's money on the twisties today was a 4WD little Subuaru Justy - those things corner like they're on rails.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews